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Old 11-08-2017, 09:49 AM
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Listened to the 702... it is a good solid speaker. Midrange is very.... familiar now. Two thumbs up.
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How would you contrast it against the 800 series you’ve heard Joey?
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:45 PM
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The German Magazine AUDIO VIDEO is the ones doing a review on the 703s2's right now!

Here's what Audio Video magazine gave the 804 D3's

They got a A rating!


https://translate.google.com/transla...804-d3?start=5


The Magico S3 MK2 got a A+ rating from Audio Video Magazine only because they had more bottom-end than the 804 D3's had!

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Old 11-13-2017, 08:07 PM
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A very nice technical evaluation too, with responses shown at various angles from the tweeter reference. Somewhere around 25 degree off tweeter H axis and at tweeter height seems to be optimum.

For those with a tech interest, the peculiarities noted in the vertical plane are due to the crossover design, which achieves phase coherence mechanically instead of electrically; The tweeter is advanced by 0.5 wavelengths at the XO frequency. Listening at 25-30 off-axis, and at tweeter height, corrects the amplitude alignment, so this must be the designed listening axis. The suck-out above tweeter axis does have the effect of correcting the power response peak at that frequency, which is a consequence of a large diameter mid driver handing over to a small tweeter with a large beamwidth. That's a good thing in lively rooms.

The small dip around 2kHz is the only negative consequence and is relatively minor. From experience it can make the speaker sound a little laid back in the presence region, but such a characteristic is preferred by most listeners anyway, and especially so with classical music.
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